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Should have the new version tomorrow hopefully, but I'm not sure how much time I'll have the rest of the week to test them. At a minimum I need to see if the counter sunk holes will cause the FXD to crack under too much tightening. If not, then it's full steam ahead with other pockets with various amounts of swing or extended draft gear styles.I also found out my test track that I thought was 15" (381mm) radius is actually 13.7" (348mm), so I'm even more encouraged that these couplers will work for whatever I need, especially if I have any sort of easements. I need to find my worst offender car. Right now it's between the Athearn 89' flat and the MTL heavyweight with the bolster holes set towards the middle of the car (lots of overhang).Jason
You mentioned that the lids on early versions were prone to cracking. Is it because you’re using a screw with a counter sunk head or is the FXD is that brittle? I’m wondering if you can source a flathead screw that is not counter sunk (I’m assuming 00-90 threads).
I may need some assurance from Joe/MTL that they won't pull the plug on these in the next 5-10 years.